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Derby, CT: Charleton Publications, 1969-1971. Wraps. First Edition. 3 issues: Vol. 21, No. 117 (April 1969); 50 pp. Vol. 22, No. 137 (December 1970); Vol. 23, No. 144 (July 1971). Each issues is 50 pp., 4to. Light scuffing, address label on each issue has been blocked out with black marker.
Issues feature the work of Chet Atkins, Bill Anderson, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard. Very Good.
Paris: Domino Press, 1931. Hard Cover. First Edition. Colorful French take on the story of Daniel Boone in vibrant colors in the Art Modern tradition of the period. Text in French. Paper covered boards with illustration of Daniel Boone Camping. Soiling to cover boards, wear and rubbing at edges, spine cloth missing, but entire binding intact. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper, clean and vibrant within. Photographs gladly provided. Good.
London: Naure Publishing Group, 2001/2012. Wraps. First Edition. 2001: lxxi, 745-964, 154 (ads) pp. 2012: 170 pp. 4to. Both are single issue magazines with light scuffing from shelf wear.
The 2001 issue focuses on the Human Genome project which in turn led to the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) project detailed in the 2012 issue. The 2001 issue includes the two gatefold maps of Chromosomes 1-13. Fine.
Copenhagen, Denmark: The Danish Architectural Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition. 175 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has very light scuffing from shelf wear, now in mylar cover. Clean and crisp within.
A very rare volume that details the life and work of Danish landscape architect and professor of landscape architecture, Carl Theodor Sorensen (1893-1979). Fine / fine.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 160 pp. 8vo. Marketed as "First Limited Edition." Colorful yellow, blue, and red dust jacket with striking design by Merle Armitage; minor scuffing and sunning which slightly darkens the spine, now in mylar cover. Yellow cloth boards with blue embossed type. Yellow endpapers sport an map of Dysarts claims on the front endpapers, along with previous owner's address stamps; rear pastedown serves as the colophon for this edition. Chapter heads all designed by Armitage. [Purcell 24].
An engaging biography by Merle Armitage (1893-1975), who also provided the stunning design of this book, of Stella Dysart (1878-1966) who struck it rich in uranium in New Mexico in 1955. A controversial figure in the oil business.....
Detroit, MI: Detroit Public Library, 1942. Wraps. First Edition. 16 pp. 8vo. Blue paper wraps with a white paper label pasted from rear to front on which the title is printed in red and black. Very minor scuffing, clean within. Endpapers illustrated with red silhouettes of fighting ships from Armitages book, "United States Navy" published in 1940. Laid in is a sheet indicating that this is Keepsake No. 71 from The American Institute of Graphic Arts.
A simple and delightful design by Armitage of this little pamphlet listing his work contained within the Detroit Library and the focus of an exhibition from August 17 - September 19, 1942. A jewel! OCLC shows holdings in only 6 institutions. Very Good.
Fresno, CA: The Academy Guild Press, 1964. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 99 pp. 8vo. Yellow dust jacket with sytlized Southwest design and Merle Armitage's monogram gracing the front panel; overall scuffing present, now in mylar cover. beige cloth boards that replicate the dust jacket cover and spine, very clean within and sporting black endpapers with a reverse printed and stylized bird on the front first free endpaper, Christ on the cross on the rear first free endpaper. [Purcell 26].
A crisp, cohesive Armitage design. According to the colophon, this edition of 1500 copies was printed in 1964; copyright page indicates printing in 1960 but a stamp on that same page designates this a "DE LUXE EDITION, 1964". You figure it out. Fine / Fair...
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 58 pp. 4to. "Album" at rear of photographs and drawings unpaginated. Gray dust jacket with scuffing and wear, now in mylar cover. Light blue paper covered boards with navy blue bloth spine and gold embossed titling. Clean within. [Purcell 15]. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago, IL: Fictioneers, Inc., 1940. Wraps. First Edition. 128 pp. 8vo. Four color fantastic illustration on cover, wear and chipping to edges, taped repairs, 2" piece missing at midpoint on the right edge of the cover. Entire publication fragile and the paper has darkened uniformly, there is a reason they were called "pulps" as they were printed on a very low grade paper.
This story is Isaac Asimov's (1920-1992) fourteenth written and ninth to be published. Originally titled, "Robbie," the title was changed by the editor. Asimov republished it as "Robbie" as Chapter 1 of his 1950 bestselling book, "I, Robot" that colleced a number of his early short stories, woven together by a narrator. Good.
London: John Murray, 1883. Hardcover. First Edition. lxxviii, 716, 94, 32 pp. Burgundy trade binding with blind embossed borders and floral motifs at corners, gold embossed titling to spine, minor staining to rear cover. Front and rear pastedowns beginning to tear at gutters but text block still tight to boards and barely noticeable. Clean and crisp within.
Contains Benjamin Baker's (1840-1907) article explaning the now iconic, Forth Bridge that crosses the Firth of Forth in eastern Scotland, north of Edinburgh. Built between 1882 and 1889, this article was published at the outset of construction and contains a 33"x8-3/8" folding plate (VIII) with elevations and cross sections of this elegant cantilevered, suspension bridge. In 2016 the Forth Bridge was voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder; it is.....
Thollander, Earl. New York: Atheneum, 1964. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 337 pp. 4to. Light wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small chips at edges, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Cloth boards have the slightest whisper of sunning along the top edge. Very clean within. Wonderful illustrated endpapers, both of Oregon (Beard's home state) coastal scenes, on paper with a slight silver sparkle to it. Very Good / Very Good.
An archive of over 60 items drawn by Maine artist and photographer Carroll Thayer Berry. Pencil drawings on paper, board, and lined notebook paper with details on candleholders, commerical signage hardware, andirons, and bootscrapers. Also includes three full size drawings of andiron designs with both front and side views delineated. Smudging and folds to many of the drawings, but a fascinating record of a designer's creative process.
Carroll Thayer Berry (1886-1978) is perhaps best know for his woodblock prints of the Maine coast, especially the communities of Wiscasset, Rockland, Rockport, and Camden. Berry worked in a variety of industries, including as an advertising artist in Chicago before moving back to Maine in the 1930s.
Lyon, France: Bernuset, 1787. Full Leather. First Edition. xxviii, 446, 391,  pp. 6 Plates. 8vo. Brown mottled calf contemporary bindings. Considerable wear and scuffing, chipping at edges. Five raised bands with title patches for tilte and volume number, gold embossed floral motifs fill remaining spaces between bands. Marbled endpapers with matching marbling on all three sides of text blocks. First free endpaper of Volume I loose, but still connected. Slight darkening to edges of pages due to age. Contains six folding plates at rear in Fine condition.
An important work in the history of both electricity and meteorology. Pierre Bertholon de Saint-Lazare (1741-1800) was a close friend of Benjamin Franklin and devoted considerable study to electrical phenomena. This publication focuses on the natural phenomena.....
Braunschweig, Germany: Friedr. Vieweg & Son, 1920. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, 478 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth spine with gray patterned cloth covers. Some scuffing overall with a clean interior. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper.
Niels Bohr (1884-1962) first gives a name to the correspondence principle (“Korrespondenzprincip”) in a presentation to the Berlin Physical Society in 1920. The correspondence principle "says that for large orbits and for large energies, quantum calculations must agree with classical calculations." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correspondence_principle) Also contains Otto Stern's article, “Eine direkte messung der thermischen molekulargeshwinidigkeit” (“Direct measurement for the thermal molecular velocity”) on pp. 49-56. Very Good.
London: Royal Society of London, 1857. Hardcover. First Edition. iv, , -906, , 19 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. Very Good.
Mount Vernon, NY: William Edwin Rudge, 1928-1934, 1936. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Produced in an edition of various sizes, from quartos to elephant folio, this set also contains reproductions of artwork and manuscripts. Volumes are all in Very Good condition except for Volume 6 ("The Making of the Life of Johnson" -- Boswell's most popular work.) which has paper splitting at the front and rear hinge from head of spine down to midpoint front and rear but with the spine still tight to the text block. Also contains the 1936 volume, "Boswell's Tour of the Hebridges" published by The Viking Press in the same format without the bookplate mentioned below but with the appropriate copy # (254) inscribed at the colophon. All of the slipcases present.....
London: Royal Society of London, 1841. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, , -10, -312,  pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.
Also contains Gideon Algernon Mantell's: "Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the Iguanodon, and on the remains of the Hylæosaurus and other Saurians, discovered in the Strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex" (pp. 131-151). Very Good.